Chief Judge Ann Callis Announces her Candidacy for Congress
Citing the need for a proven reformer who can get things done for middle class families in Illinois, former Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis announced today that she is running to represent Illinois’ 13th Congressional District in Congress.
Even as Washington has failed to tackle the problems impacting middle class families, Judge Callis has stepped forward with reforms that have delivered for Illinois. She pushed for a mediation process that allowed families facing foreclosure a chance to stay in their homes. Judge Callis opened more court records to the public. And her work to create the first Veterans’ Court in Illinois led to national recognition from the Foundation for Improvement of Justice – all while returning thousands of dollars of her budget to the taxpayers.
“Like many of my friends and neighbors, I’m frustrated right now that Washington is not listening, and it’s not delivering for the middle class,” said Callis. “As Chief Judge, I've delivered reforms when Washington didn’t, and I’m running to deliver solutions for middle class families who are looking for good-paying jobs, and someone to protect Medicare and Social Security.”
Judge Callis lives in Madison County. Her son Elliot graduated from Cornell University, chose to serve his country and enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he recently completed Officer Candidate School, as a Distinguished Military Graduate. Her daughter is a studying at St. Louis University to be a teacher.
The Illinois 13th was one of the closest House races in the nation last year.